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Doctors at UCLA Perform the First Live-Vined Surgery

The Twitterverse has already seen its first live-tweeted open-heart surgery, and even a live-tweet of a brain surgery.

But a surgical operation had never before been live-Vined – until last Thursday.

Doctors at UCLA Health in Southern California documented a brain surgery on Thursday with Instagram and Vine.

UCLA Health spokeswoman Roxanne Yamaguchi Moster told the L.A. Times that the hospital’s motivation for the ground-breaking social media documentation was to draw attention to brain pacemakers:

“Many in the public don’t know about this treatment so UCLA Health System thought this would be a good way to get the word out.”

@UCLAHealth used the hashtag #UCLAORLive to chronicle the operation. They even set up a Facebook page to encourage conversation.

Here’s a sampling of the Vine video posts (and yes, the hospital got explicit permission from the patient):

(Image via Shutterstock)

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